Wildfire Photos from California’s Summer Blazes

Wildfire Photos from California’s Summer Blazes

It’s wildfire season in the West, and we’ve seen a lot of terrifying and dismaying scorched-earth photos, but none that are quite as stunning as Stuart Palley’s. The 28-year-old photographer, based in Newport Beach, California, has spent much of the summer chasing that state’s drought-fed blazes and shooting hard-working hotshot crews, gut-wrenching property destruction, and night shots that are just as eerie as they are beautiful. To find out more about how Palley works, we caught up with him late last week while he was coming back from the Blue Cut Fire near his home.

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